These cards can also be used in so many different ways.

Because of their extreme durability and excellent graphics, plastic cards are often used in a great number of different situations.

Plastic Card Printer are not just visually appealing, they can also easily interact with most machines. With so many possible uses for plastic cards, it makes good sense for businesses to be printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

In addition to lasting longer, plastic cards are readily recycled instead of winding up in a landfill. There are PVC cards on the market which are bio-degradable within four years, when they interact with soil and composite organic materials.

You'll be surprised how much your business can reduce its impact on the environment by making use of plastic cards.

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To find out about our affordable pricing, or to obtain more information, just fill out this form. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a line of card printers made by HID, which is a respected name in the security and identification industries. These type of card printers start at entry-level and proceed up to a high-end, with a number of different options provided at various levels. Fargo printers are utilized by a number of government offices, universities, and corporations, most commonly used in their card printing offices.

Fargo printers are perfect for printing driver’s licenses, ID cards, credential cards, membership cards, and much more.

Plastic Card ID offers several professional-grade printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

Capabilities vary from model to model, but each Fargo printer offers excellent image quality, durability of the machine, and a manufacturer’s warranty to protect against breakdowns.

We also offer a number of supplies for Fargo printers, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons, and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer uses reverse transfer printing, producing a top-quality image that resists tampering and lasts twice as long as a normal ID card photo. This printer also features options for dual-sided printing & lamination. HDP5000 prints ID cards with the best image quality on the market. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film, then fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image that has the quality of a sharp glossy photo rather than a typical, blurry ID badge photo.

The HDP 5000 can produce gift cards and ID cards with the best possible image. By printing the image on the underside of the film and fusing it to the card’s surface, the printer creates an image quality that looks more like a glossy photo than an ordinary badge or gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer and encoder offers a lot of great features that are perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics. It also reliably creates high-definition cards with great quality images.

It's very easy to upgrade the HDP5000 with modules for additional printing, encoding, and laminating. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses re-transfer printing technology, which is the most advanced available for card printers, to create superior dual-sided card print quality, durability, reliability, and security for badge-printing. The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer offers Fargo’s high definition printing (HDP) technology to deliver the highest image quality at a price that lots of organizations can afford.

Backed by a lifetime of print head warranties as well as a two-year printer warranty, the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers an easy operation that only requires very minimal training, it is highly durable and reliable, has cartridges for cards that loads very easily, it over-laminates, and has quality ribbons, high reliability, and durability that can reduce the total cost of owning this printer.  High-definition printing uses re-transfer printer technology. It is ideal for printing the most common technology used in cards, including contact and contactless smart cards as well as clamshell proximity cards. This printing system provides the most advanced card printing methodology available, making use of dye sublimation technology in order to print ultra-crisp 300 dpi images on the reverse side of Fargo's HDP film.

The HDP5000 Film adheres to the surface of your plastic cards, conforming to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, providing an extra layer of durability and security.

If a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image is essentially destroyed along with any chance of pirating the card.

High Definition Printing is capable of printing right up to an edge of the exposed smartcard. Conventional types of dye-sub printers need to leave a clear space around the contact pads to prevent damages from being caused to the print head. Many organizations are expanding their use of multi-function smartcards, for instance loyalty and membership programs, universities, corporations, government agencies, and healthcare facilities.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for the above type of personalization because it features a variety of options including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. The multi-faceted encoding options give the chance to produce proximity and smart cards based on your specific and unique needs. ID Badge production is now no longer just limited to the stand-alone type of stations.

A retail chain, for example, can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. Printers and encoders can even be set up on college campuses for convenient high-volume production of ID cards that students can pick up on location. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is the ideal choice for countless scenarios.

Its internal print server and its Ethernet ports make connectivity available for networked operations as needed

Most Popular Fargo Dual-Side HDP5000 Printer Configurations:

Fargo 89640: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer

Fargo 89641: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Magnetic Encoder

  • Fargo 89660: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator
  • Fargo 89661: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder
  • Fargo 89680: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator
  • Fargo 89681: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Magnetic Encoder and Dual-Sided Laminator 
  • Make it Easy! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easier than ever to start your own ID card program.

  • Just order a Complete System and you can easily begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer right away.
  • Choose the system that works best for your printer configuration:
  • Complete System
  • Fargo HDP5000 Retransfer Printer Double-Sided
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)
  • YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Cleaning kit (89200)

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Complete System w/Lamination

Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided w/Lamination (your choice of single- or dual-sided)

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)

500 Premium Blank Poly/PVC Composite Cards (ACS-8030COMP-PPWH-500)

1.0 mil Over-laminate - 250 prints (82601)

Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)

Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)

Webcam Lifetime AlphaCare support Webcam

Plastic Card ID also carries the Single-Sided Fargo HDP5000 Printer by HID Global.

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